First read the post:
Here are my additional thoughts…
“No person except a natural born Citizen…”
Each word has meaning.
“Citizen” has meaning.
“born Citizen” has meaning, and is a subset of “Citizen”.
“natural born Citizen” has meaning, and is a subset of “born Citizen”.
Our Founders founded this country on:
The “Laws of Nature” is Natural Law.
When the Founders considered how to apply the Laws of Nature to the conduct and affairs of nations, they looked to the work of Emmerich de Vattel:
“THE LAW OF NATIONS OR PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF NATURE APPLIED TO THE CONDUCT AND AFFAIRS OF NATIONS AND SOVEREIGNS”
In MINOR V. HAPPERSETT, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed the Natural Law definition of “natural born citizen” and made it a binding precedent.
In Wong Kim Ark, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the definition of “born citizen” using the 14th Amendment, but it did not redefine “natural born citizen”. So, those who are “born citizens” include both natural born citizens and 14th Amendment born citizens.
But only natural born citizens, not 14th Amendment born citizens (and certainly not those born subject to the jurisdiction of another country – Obama is a natural born subject of the British crown), are eligible to hold the office of President and Commander in Chief of our entire Armed Forces.